Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 14, 2006
The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) will be offering a short course on Fabric Filter Baghouse Design, Maintenance & Troubleshooting on October 17, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel Green Tree, Pittsburgh, PA. It is one of several short courses being presented, to kickoff the "Separation Processes in the Power Generation Industry" conference that starts on October 17 at the same location.
This course will be of interest to scientists and engineers who want to know the state of the art in Baghouse design, operation and critical operating parameters. Learn cost control and optimization.
The following topics will be covered:
Introduction and Overview
Fundamentals: Fabrics and Filter Systems
Design Features of Fabric Filter Systems
Specifications & Fabric Testing
Installation and Start-Up
Testing and Balancing
Warrantees and Performance Guarantees
Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for Achieving Smooth Operations
Troubleshooting – Symptoms, Causes, and Remedies
About the instructor:
John McKenna is the CEO of ETS Inc. He is the author of numerous articles & a number of texts including the air pollution control section of Perry's Chem E. Handbook. John is a chemical engineer (Manhattan College) with the entire career (40 plus years) spent in the field of pollution control with a special emphasis on baghouse technology. Designed, installed & operated the first baghouse on an industrial coal fired boiler.
Dr. McKenna authored the baghouse text along with Jim Turner and currently writing one on fine particle measurement & control. He is a founder (1973) and principal of ETS Inc. ETS does testing (bags), trouble shooting (baghouses), training (online and in-person baghouse training) & testimony (baghouse expert witness).
About the American Filtration & Separations Society(AFS)
AFS is a nonprofit association organized for the benefit of educating and networking filtration and separation industry professionals. AFS holds an annual conference each spring and a topical conference each fall. Industry professionals from around the world present technical papers on leading technical advances in the filtration and separation industry. AFS also presents specialized short courses on topics of interest in filtration and separation.